Looking for Bismuth Free Liquid Mineral Makeup
My daughter has been using Bare Escentual for the past year. I am now thinking that by using this product it is causing recurring face reddening and severe dermatitis. i cannot believe it. She has always had sensitive skin and thought this was a good product. we have been to the doctors upteen times, steroids, creams, etc. she also a severe reaction to aqueous cream and we are avoiding Ceteryl alcohol and laureth sulphate... i am looking for an alternative foundation to cover up the reddening which is all over her face. Any suggestions?
Yes, your daughter is likely having a reaction to the Bismuth Oxychloride that is in most mineral makeup products. In small doses, bismuth is generally not irritating, but it is the high concentrations in most mineral makeups that seem to be causing the problems for so many people. Not all doctors are yet aware of the effect that some chemicals can have on skin.
Your best option is to find a bismuth free mineral foundation
that has fewer ingredients to irritate her sensitive skin. So many mineral makeups claim to be less irritating, however the more ingredients they have, the more likely that one of them may cause a reaction.
If you want to go with liquid foundations, there are only two that I am currently aware of (I'm not an expert on mineral makeup) that are bismuth free. I've heard that getting a color with yellow undertones may help to hide redness. The two options I am familiar with to start are:Cleure liquid foundationBenefits
: free of salicylates and plant allergens, affordable, available worldwideDrawbacks
: This is older product formulation which still has parabens and other ingredients that are no longer in their newer products. (Ingredients list is available at the site)Jane Iredale Liquid foundationBenefits
: Paraben free and safe ingredients, many people like how this product worksDrawbacks
: a more expensive product, contains many botanical ingredients, (which can be allergy producing for some people)
Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Algae, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oat Kernel Extract, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Willow Bark Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, White Tea Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Radish Root Extract, Carrageenan Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Squalane, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Boron Nitride, Stearic Acid. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide Greens.
Even with the perfect mineral makeup, it may take some testing to find the right shade. In terms of liquid foundations, it is really difficult to find non-irritating and non-toxic liquid foundations that also work well.
What I do is to add loose mineral powder to my moisturizing cream to make my own 'liquid' and the ingredients are much safer and easier to control. If your daughter's face is very irritated, you may want choose this option.
The two safest and gentlest, bismuth free loose mineral powders that I have personal experience with are:Cleure loose mineral foundationBenefits
: very safe, non-irritating, no plant allergensDrawbacks
: These minerals look a little flat to me, even when I mix them with my moisture cream. They work best in combination with the Rice Veil finishing powder
to avoid a pale or 'flat' lookWholesale loose mineral treatment
This product line is really outstanding and I'm not allowed to link to it on my site, however if you request the e-mail tour this will explain some things about the powerful benefits of this product line that I cannot share on my site.Benefits
: This is the best looking of the safe, bismuth free loose mineral makeup I've tried. It provides a more natural finish than most others, and the powder contains many therapeutic ingredients that help to calm skin inflammation.Drawbacks
: They only have four shades available, so you may need to get two shades and mix them. The website only lists wholesale buying options. You can purchase this product retail by calling their telephone ordering system.
I hope this information is helpful! Do you have any other suggestions for bismuth free liquid mineral makeup. If so, please share in our comments section!